TV Stumbled at Modernizing Nancy Drew, Until The CW Turned It Into a Supernatural Riverdale

'We thought that was the right spin,' said the network's president

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Nancy Drew has solved hundreds of cases over the years, but for several decades, there has been one mystery she was unable to crack: how to modernize herself in order to connect with TV audiences.

Since The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries aired on ABC in the late ’70s, Hollywood has tried and repeatedly failed to create a new TV show about the fictional teen detective, who has been the subject of several book series since the 1930s.



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